Author: Peter McDermott

Bio: Peter McDermott was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and has lived in Queens, New York, since 1993. He has been an associate editor at the Irish Echo since 2004.


Commentary: Different Types of Vetting for Different Types of Folks

Posted on: 31 May 2012

Peter McDermott, associate editor of The Irish Echo, says that the recent attacks on the Rev. Jeremiah Wright are evidence of a double standard applied to African Americans and other traditionally marginalized groups.

Middle Schoolers Become Storytellers While Learning English

Posted on: 13 Sep 2011

Through Story Studio, an innovative ESL program operating in five public middle schools in NYC, immigrant children learn English through telling personal stories they have developed, written and illustrated themselves.

Podcast: Irish Teacher Brings Her Immigrant Experience to NYC Public Schools

Posted on: 20 Jul 2011

Pauline O’Brien came to the U.S. when she was 19 years old. Today she’s the assistant principal of a NYC high school with a large immigrant population. Listen to her story.